Low resolution thinking: Why 3 simple Goals are better than 10 ambitious ones

How’s it going then? Still on that diet? Finished any of those very serious books you treated yourself to in the sales? Stopped craving cigarettes yet?

Post-it with 2021 Goals

Ok, maybe this year more than ever it’s understandable why the thought of committing to a New Year’s Resolution just has no appeal whatsoever (she writes as she eyes up the new running shoes she’s only used twice!).

Even in non-world-is-going-absolutely-mad times, only 46% of the people who make New Year’s resolutions actually stick to them.

The top ten self-improvement pledges are pretty predictable – exercise more, lose weight, get organised, learn a new skill, seize the day, save money, quit smoking, see family and friends more, travel more, read more – but the current state of everything means some of these are not just unappealing, but downright impossible!

So instead of the same old clichés, here’s three simple goals which we at Vertis Media think are more attainable and more beneficial than all the others (although you definitely should quit smoking).

  1. Time to prepare. It’s difficult to change habits and this requires a lot of mental energy. The brain simply won’t be able to focus on too many aims on top of the day-to-day tasks that you need to achieve on a daily basis.
  2. Less to deal with means more energy you can invest in the resolutions you choose. Dig deep into what it means for you to succeed: is it work? Quality time with a loved one? What tasks need to be carried out regularly in order to achieve this?
  3. Breakdown milestones within your goals and you can celebrate when you reach them! Make sure each task is achievable by setting realistic time-frames. Don’t set yourself up for failure.

What new skill will you be learning this year? We’d love to know ❤️

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